My FIRST iris of the season bloomed for me today! Oddly enough it was my favorite one, Rush Hour - appropriately named evidential, since it rushed to bloom this year. Typically I don't have my first bloom this early. Most of my iris have already put up stalks and are already loaded with buds. Mother Nature has been good to me this year...I can tell I'm in for a good season of blooms! I love iris - and - I am quickly running out of room to add new varieties each year. After the bloom season of 07 I added new beds on the west side of my home - and the plants there are very LARGE and happy so far! Chris mentioned yesterday, we may add more beds on that side (yeah) I'm always up for adding new beds...pretty soon, the entire yard will be one big bed!